A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 116 km ESE of Madimba, Tanzania (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 05:47:57 / August 21, 2018 @ 5:47 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:47:57 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000geen. Id of event: us1000geen. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 41.3471 East, latitude -10.7099 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 116 km ESE of Madimba, Tanzania.
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